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Autumn 2017

Volume 24 Number 3

How the opioid crisis has hit Headwaters.Illustration by Ruth Ann Pearce.

How the Opioid Crisis Has Hit Headwaters

Sep 16, 2017 | Tralee Pearce

It’s not just a big city problem. Here’s how local communities are trying to stem the flow of pain pills.


Airbnb and Other Home-sharing Companies Have Landed in Headwaters

Sep 16, 2017 | Janice Quirt

Here’s how to find the log cabin, country estate or yurt of your dreams – for at least one night.

Steps from this quiet log cabin you’ll find waterfalls and hiking trails. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

So You Want to Be a Home-share Host?

Sep 16, 2017 | Janice Quirt

If guests find a property sub-standard, they rarely keep their disappointment to themselves. Negative online reviews can scupper your business for weeks and months to come.

Overall, the positive outweighs the negative. There is a sense of pride and optimism, even excitement, about the future in the now not-so-little town whose motto is, “A people place, a change of pace.” Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Shelburne: A Town in Transition

Sep 16, 2017 | Jeff Rollings

According to Statistics Canada, Shelburne is Ontario’s fastest-growing town – and for residents old and new, that’s mostly a good thing.

Symbols of Service for Remembrance Day

Sep 16, 2017 | Anthony Jenkins

Each November, military medals get a crisp autumn airing in the hills and across the country. Behind each is a story. Here are four of them.

Margaret Horvat The Juggler oil on gallery canvas 16" x 20"

Headwaters Arts Festival Show & Sale

Sep 16, 2017 | In The Hills

Headwaters Arts, which presents the juried show, is an organization dedicated to the promotion, development and enjoyment of all arts in the region.

Dufferin poet laureate Harry Posner at home with his books and his cat Tweed: “It’s not my job merely to reflect local culture, but to stir it up a bit.” Photo by Pete Paterson.

My O Canada

Sep 16, 2017 | Harry Posner

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Confederation

Meet Harry Posner

Sep 16, 2017 | Liz Beatty

Dufferin County’s first poet laureate waxes eloquent on reclaiming the power of words and uniting our local arts community.

Fall’s Best: The Monarch Butterfly, the Porcupine and the Brook Trout

Sep 16, 2017 | Don Scallen

Savour fall with these 10 wonders of autumnal nature – from insects to constellations.

A Literary Harvest

Sep 16, 2017 | Signe Ball

We’re lucky to have some exceptional writers contributing their talents to In The Hills, and this year four of them have published books.

Flat Water 8" x 10" Oil on board, canvas paper, and wood panel ~ by Chris Evitts

Chris Evitts

Sep 16, 2017 | In The Hills

Indefinite edges, dusky landscapes and strange figures seen as if through smoky lenses evoke the moment between waking and dreaming.

The 23rd Annual Taste of Autumn Gala at Hockley Valley Resort on Saturday, October 21. For an idea of what the five-course extravaganza will offer, consider last’s year’s menu which included whole roasted beef tenderloin and Headwaters squash fritters. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Our Favourite Picks for Autumn 2017

Sep 16, 2017 | In The Hills

A highly selective guide to the picks of the season.

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